The Ultimate Guide to Commercial Catering Equipment

Commercial catering equipment is the backbone of the foodservice industry, it enables restaurants, catering companies, and other food-related businesses to efficiently prepare and serve high-quality food while maintaining safety and hygiene standards. Investing in the right equipment is crucial for the success and profitability of such establishments. Given this, it can be difficult to know where to start, or perhaps to know what equipment is appropriate for your business, so let us break it down for you.


Whether you’re catering to a large customer base or maybe something a little more niche that needs a specialised bit of kit, from ovens, to grills and fryers, it can be overwhelming. Nevertheless, the cooking process is one of the most vital steps within the business, so you’ve got to make sure it’s a right fit for you. Having specialised commercial catering equipment in your kitchens allows for more doors to be opened and for your menu to diversify – fryers, pizza ovens, charcoal ovens or char grillers can help you achieve this. Obtaining high quality and reliable set of basics is just as essential before you start expanding your horizons though, Convection ovens, Induction Hobs or a Range Cooker is a necessity to nearly every kitchen. Cater 2’s portfolio of commercial catering equipment is certain to have whatever cooking additions you may need to boost your kitchen quality.


Whatever the industry, chillers and freezers are a guarantee to reduce waste, increase food quality and help you regulate the health and safety limits within your facility. From the classic fridges and freezers, to perhaps something more heavy-duty with blast chillers, bottle coolers and appliances built for displaying goods. Having chilling appliances within your business when you’re catering is a non-negotiable and as should the quality, which is why ensuring the models you purchase are built-to-last is key.

Cleaning Appliances

Sufficient cleaning facilities is an un-sung hero when it comes to the catering process. Not only is it essential to uphold satisfactory Health and Safety, but also for convenience and to keep the cycle running smoothly. Glasswashers, dishwashers and utensil cleaners keep your kitchen running efficiently, and guests are going to have a more satisfactory experience, it’s an indispensable expense. In addition to these points, there is also the factor of the keeping kitchen equipment sufficiently sanitary will help prolong the lifespan of certain items such as pots and tools.

Prep Tables and Shelving

Keeping areas available in your kitchen to be free for preparation and organisation is a given that often gets forgotten about when designing catering space. Ensuring a kitchen has adequate workspace is what keeps it running faultlessly as an operation, this prep space properly sets up a kitchen to be ready and composed for service. Storage facilities are what maintains an organised and systemised working environment, structure and space are both crucial to running a kitchen. These steps contribute to making a safe and accessible working environment, enabling there to be a reduced number of on-site injuries as well as compliance with regulations.

Specialised Equipment

From slush machines to coffee making equipment or even ice-cream machines, Cater2 have a wide range of facilities that can help you broaden your menu and open new avenues for your business to thrive. Having these extras within your facilities are what keep people returning and help you stand out from competition – they can push your business to the next level.

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